From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)
- Laney Mays to attend Governor’s School
- Dexter Lee wins Crouther Scholarship
- Felicity Flesher wins scholarships
- Six FFA members compete in state competition
- Free math workshops to be offerd at NWCC
- Bullying meeting in August
- Tailgate fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club
- Locals make MSU honor rolls
- NWCC scholarships announced
- OHS honor roll
Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)
- Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
- Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
- Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
- Families sought for exchange students
- GED testing offered at NWCC
- 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
- OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
- Local students make NWCC honor lists
- NWCC votes for tuition increase
- LMS announces honor rolls
- Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
- Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
- Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.
First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)
Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)
The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a new policy aimed at addressing bullying in county schools, the first such policy for the district. An informational meeting about bullying will be held on August 2 at the Lafayette Middle School Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (June 9, 2010, Page 12)
- Peter Joseph Dunbar graduated from Princeton University.
- Philip Malatesta joined the National Honor Society at Arkansas State University
- Whitney Leigh Woodington and others graduated from University of Alabama
- GED classes are set at Northwest Community College
- Mary Randall Ivy has been selected to attend the Trent Lott Institute
- Lafayette Upper Elementary announced honor roll for fourth nine weeks.
- Oxford School District Consolidated Federal Programs application available to view in the district office.
- 40th reunion of the Oxford High School Charger football program set for July 17
- Henry Self graduated from McCallie School.
- Tailgate for Boys and Girls set for July 31
With fewer federal funds available for schools this year, officials with the Lafayette County School District are searching for whatever is available. The school board approved a request from administration officials to apply for $321,831 in Title 1 funds and $118,568 in Title 2 funds. (June 8, 2010, Page 3)